Christmas Star Afghan


This festive Christmas Star Afghan from Bernat Yarns is great for bringing holiday cheer to any room in your home.  Great for knitters of all skill levels, this easy free knit afghan pattern also makes a great gift for a loved one.  You could even use this pattern in the spring or summer to create a beautifully colored afghan for your living room or bedroom.  Simply replace the red, green and white yarn with colors of your choice to make a blanket that would be the perfect accent to any decor.

Christmas Star Afghan


  • Bernat® Worsted Yarn (Big Ball-400g) OR Bernat® Berella 4 Yarn (100g) in the following colors:
    • White (contrast A) (400g)
    • Red (contrast B) (200g)
    • Green (contrast C) (270g)
  • Set of four size 5 mm (U.S. 8) double pointed knitting needles
  • 2 size 5 mm (U.S. 8) 36 ins [90 cm] long circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge


Measurement:  Approx 70 ins [178 cm] diameter.
Gauge:  18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.


Note: Transfer sts onto circular needle, then onto 2 circular needles, when necessary.

  • With A and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
  • 1st rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st) 4 times. 8 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd.
  • 2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
  • 3rd rnd: *Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
  • 5th rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
  • 7th rnd: *(K1. yo. K1) in next st. K1. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
  • 9th rnd: *K1. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
  • 11th rnd: *K2. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K2. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
  • 13th rnd: *K3. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K3. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
  • 15th rnd: *K4. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K4. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from *around.
  • 17th rnd: *K5. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K5. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
  • 19th rnd: With B, *K6. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K6. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
  • 21st rnd: *K7. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K7. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
  • 22nd rnd: As 2nd rnd.
  • Cont in same manner, inc 16 sts on next and every following alt rnd as before and changing colors in the following sequence: C - 4 rnds, A – 4 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 4 rnds, A – 4 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 8 rnds, A – 8 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 4 rnds, A – 8 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 4 rnds, A – 10 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 8 rnds, A – 10 rnds, B - 4 rnds.
  • Next rnd: With C, cont in same manner, inc 16 sts around as before.
  • Next rnd: Purl.
  • Rep last 2 rnds twice more. Cast off.

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I notice in the comments it states that the pattern has been updated, any chance it could be updated again to include the amount of cast on stitches?

Lisa, yes, absolutely! Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention! It should say "With A and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts." I'll update that presently. Thank you again, and enjoy!

I don't knit, but will be making this in crochet for a Christmas gift- love the color combos.

The name is different here and the is no picture . . . :(

red x here too

Hey readers! This pattern has been updated! If you are having further trouble with the directions, we suggest you contact Bernat directly. Thanks so much!

i am having trouble understanding k2tog psso because it cancels the increase i need help with this pattern imust be doing something wrong somewhere

When you have an increase and decrease in the same row in knitting, it indicates that you are shaping the project, not every increase has to result in an increase in stitch count.

I am having trouble with this pattern. I am not sure how to increase in the uneven rows. When you yo the k2tog cancels out any increases. Please help! I would really like to make this afghan. You can email me at THANKS for any help

looks very interesting looking forward to trying it

To all of you who have indicated that you wish there was a 'crocheted version' of this afghan, you might find what you want here... Follow the pattern in the link, but use the color combinations and rows of the knitted one. The pattern is from Red Heart. Hope this helps...

Hi all. I have never left a comment on one of these things before but thought I just had to on this item. I have made this and let me tell you it turned out beautiful. It was easy to do -- I just put two sets of circular needles together (I have the kit that is interchangeable) and it worked great. I can't wait to add it to my Christmas decor. Love love love it!!!

This is a most beautiful piece of art that I would love to make, but I wish it could be converted into a crocheted afghan because my knitting is not up to this level. Can someone help figure this out, because from what I can see looking at other comments...I'm not alone in my thinking. Thank you for your help.

Here are some more links to crochet patterns of the same style used for this blanket

This link will take you to a very similar crochet ripple, star Christmas tree skirt. You could just ignore the opening and make it into an afghan. OR try this site where there are several crochet ripple star pattterns for babies, but could easily be made larger

Can this be converted to crochet? Such a beautiful afghan and I would love to make it; however, I do not knit.

This afghan is BEAUTIFUL. I am trying to learn to knit but something like this is way down the road for me.

I was hoping for a crochet pattern to this as well. Since there isn't, I'll just use the color scheme to crochet a larger version of a baby blanket pattern I have that is almost identical. Thanks for the color idea though!

Does this pattern come with crochet instructions? I would love to crochet this.

I made something similar to this 20 or so yrs. ago - it was a tree skirt - on each tip I put a jingle bell. I still use it and it still looks good.

I tried to print this but every thing printed but the directions

Beautiful Afghan, Thanks so very much!


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